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Whether it’s for retirement, business operations or expansion planning, here are a few tips that can get the average small business started with investing.
Managing Financial Affairs for Someone Else

Managing Financial Affairs for Someone Else

As you age, you may be wondering: Is it OK for another person to pay my bills? There are steps to take to ensure your financial security later in life.

Money Saving Tips for Singles at Every Age

Money Saving Tips for Singles at Every Age

Self-supporting singles can build good money management and budget habits into their daily life at any age.

What to Do if You Lose Your Job

What to Do if You Lose Your Job

Any job change leads to upheaval and uncertainty. From severance pay to health insurance options, here’s guidance about what to do when you lose your job.

Personal Net Worth

Personal Net Worth

A personal net worth statement is a snapshot of your financial health. Use the worksheet to help you determine yours.

Consulting a Professional for Retirement Savings

Consulting a Professional for Retirement Savings

Check out these important traits to seek out in a financial professional who are also known as financial advisors.

Common Financial Misconceptions: Credit Cards

Common Financial Misconceptions: Credit Cards

Credit cards can be confusing. Don’t let these common misconceptions prevent you from selecting the right credit card that meets your needs

When Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

When Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

What does a financial professional do? Is it time for you to consult one to help you meet short- and long-term goals? Here are some insights.

How Do Annuities Work

How Do Annuities Work

An annuity provides a way to receive a paycheck for the rest of your life. State Farm agents share how annuities work and how it can fit into your retirement plan.

A Decade-by-Decade Approach to Financial Goals

A Decade-by-Decade Approach to Financial Goals

Help take the guesswork out of prioritizing your lifelong financial goals with this infographic that categorizes retirement goals, short-term goals and other financial to-do's by age.

What to Know Before You Start Investing

What to Know Before You Start Investing

Investing is all about creating opportunities to grow your money. Before you jump in, get a clear understanding of what your money is going towards now.

When Should I Start Investing

When Should I Start Investing

If there’s one thing financial experts agree on, it’s this: It’s never too late to start investing. Get the extra push you might need to put your money to work for you.

Comparing Risk of Investment

Comparing Risk of Investment

Not all investments are the same. With a little preparation, you’ll get a better understanding and appreciation of how much to invest and where.

Figure Out Your Investing Risk Tolerance

Figure Out Your Investing Risk Tolerance

Learn how your current stage of life and appetite for risk play an important role in determining the optimal investment strategy.

Know the Difference Between Investments

Know the Difference Between Investments

Learn the key differences between the three common investment types: cash equivalents, bonds and stocks.

Keeping Your Investments Diversified

Keeping Your Investments Diversified

If you're looking to balance or mitigate the risk levels in your investments, diversification is your best option.

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Investing 101: Get Started Today

Unsure of how to start investing? We have a series of helpful videos that can equip you with the tools and education you need to being on the right path to grow your money.

Save or Shred? When You Should Keep Financial Documents

Save or Shred? When You Should Keep Financial Documents

When it comes to tax and important documentation, knowing whether to keep it or shred it is important. We’ve compiled information to help you with this important task.

Steps For a Personal Financial Plan

Steps For a Personal Financial Plan

A personal financial plan is important for your financial future. It's easy to start once you know these steps.

What Are Bond Funds

What Are Bond Funds

Investing in bond funds may offer regular fixed income and tend to have less risk than most stock funds. Read more.

Moving From Child Care to Saving For a College Fund

Moving From Child Care to Saving For a College Fund

Child care costs are gone. Now what? Start investing in your child's college fund.

What You Should Know About a Prospectus

What You Should Know About a Prospectus

Understanding a mutual fund prospectus: the prospectus has detailed information on investment objective, performance, fees and services.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.